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Hans Danhof awarded grade 10 for MSc thesis Double Degree Technology and Operations Management

14 February 2014
Hans Danhof
Hans Danhof

Graduate Hans Danhof is enrolled in the Double Degree programme in Technology and Operations Management from both the University in Newcastle and the University of Groningen. Hans has put in an exceptional performance, during his thesis project with Ahold and under supervision of and professor Hans Wortmann and PhD student Paul Buijs, by realizing excellent research results.

The original case study asked for an analysis of the so called dock assignment in a distribution center (DC) of Albert Heijn. During his investigation it appeared that local planning problems are strongly interrelated with networkwide logistics operation. Hans investigated what these interdependencies entailed.

Surprising new insights

His study has led to surprising new insights, among which the question how to assign logistic activities to certain locations in the distribution network. These insights are based on a model that simulates decisions and consequences in great detail. The results are verified and validated using data from almost 1 year.

Prestigious scientific journal

This project has been done with a great amount of independence within the set time limit and resulted in a report of only 35 pages. After his graduation a scientific article was written, filed with a prestigious journal.

Based on the above the case study has resulted in grade 9,5 , which was rounded off to a 10.

As of 1 March, Hans will start his job as junior advisor at KPMG.

Last modified:04 July 2014 9.39 p.m.

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